Question #3132. Asked by Maggie.
Last updated Oct 07 2016.
Most studies conclude that males are more likely to be left-handed than females, and this appears to apply regardless of the culture or society.
The difference is not huge, though. One major study has pegged male left-handedness at about 11.6% and female 8.6%; others indicate respective percentages of 13% and 11%, 14% and 10%, etc.
A 2008 meta-analysis of 144 other studies found that men are, on average, about 23% more likely to be left-handed than women, which is roughly consistent with these results. The commonly-quoted notion that men are twice as likely to be left-handed than women is demonstrably false and of unknown provenance.